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Of Montreal / the Minders: live in St. Louislive in St. Louis (2006)
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: SunKingSunKing
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The Minders began their set at 8:30, a half-hour after it was supposed to start. Legendary St. Louisan Beetle Bob introduced them with praise of “a great new band who will get big.” Their set totaled about a half-hour long with about five or six songs. I am not familiar with the Minders at all and knew none of the songs. They played their set fine, but were nothing new or original, my favorite parts being the few little instrumental segments in the middle of one of their songs. Not that the vocals or lyrics (or what I understood of them) were particularly bad, they just weren’t anything special or worth noting. One thing worth noting though, was the finale of their set. They introduced it as a tribute to someone who had just died; I didn’t catch the name at first as to whom they were referring to, but as the opening guitar of Pink Floyd’s “Lucifer Sam” came on, I knew they were talking about Syd Barrett. They played “Lucifer Sam” wonderfully, complete with a confusingly controlled bridge, or what could be called a bridge in a Barrett song. Definitely the highlight of the set.
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